Piety and Blisters

In the post today, I received a Sunday Telegraph article from a friend, dated 1st December 2013.  She had saved it and promised to send it to me so when I picked the letter out of my mailbox, recognising the writing and feeling its crackley paper contents, I knew what it was. The article is…

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Terra Firma: 10 Shades of Grey

  Whilst walking the familiar paths today, underfoot, the mud has dried in places to a soft sludge, sinking slightly under the pressure of my foot.  This is in sharp contrast to the sloppy quagmire and rivulets that were evident only a week or two ago.  In racing terms, this would be considered ‘good to…

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New Beginnings

This post is for anyone who might have been wondering why things have been so quiet on my blog front recently.  Traditionally, it is the time of year when I update old websites, draft ideas for new projects and generally start to plan the year ahead.   This year I have the added pleasure of getting…

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From Boulanger to Stockhausen

This is the time of year when new books are launched onto the market in book fairs across Europe in time for the run up to Christmas.  So I was delighted to receive a package in the post containing two copies of the hard back book, From Boulanger to Stockhausen, from the publishers, Boydell &…

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Communal Walking as Art: a Human Bar Code

Certain weather conditions create different atmospheric ‘hues’.   Sunday’s stormy weather was no exception.   For me, the drama began the previous night when I was woken, not by the thunder and lightning, but by the sound of a very frightened whippet frantically digging up the rug in search of a hiding place.  I consequently…

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Spider’s Web: A Dream Catcher Mandala

Good Morning!  This weeks WordPress photo challenge is ‘Good Morning!’ and for some reason I immediately thought of cobwebs.  I see them every morning as little gossamer-threaded carpets glistening with dew in the grass when I take the dogs out first thing in the morning and I can’t help but smile at the spider’s industry…

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Signs and Sigels

Signs and Sigels is the title for the ‘Notebook‘ (part 1) I am currently working on, inspired by my St. Michael’s Way walk back in July, The Adventure Starts Here.  I have submitted it for The Newlyn / Exchange Collective Exhibition by artist volunteers at the Newlyn Gallery, even though it is still a work…

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Getting Lost in a ‘Labyrinth of Solitude’

The other evening whilst I was sitting quietly in a circle with friends (see entry for 19th September), into my head popped the image of a labyrinth.  The strange thing is, it was imprinted onto the right side of my forehead and this seemed to be important for some reason.  With it came a long…

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Walking with Awareness in Wales

Borrowing my daughter’s tent (meaning I won’t have to sleep in the car for 3 nights – still not sure which is preferable), I set off for a ‘Walking with Awareness‘ weekend in Manorbier, on the South Pembrokeshire coast.  Driving into Wales on the M4 over the Severn Bridge brings back long-lost memories and I’m…

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The Adventure Starts Here: Establishing Some Ground Rules

With temperatures nudging 30c and hot enough to melt tarmac, it is high time I set off on my first ‘Pilgrim’ walk.  For my research, I have decided to focus my attention on the St. Michael’s Way – a 12 mile coast to coast route in West Penwith from St Uny Church in Lelant in…

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